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Things to do in North Texas

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“What should I do this weekend?”

If you’re a resident of North Texas, this won’t be a problem. With a plethora of wonderful attractions in the area, you and your family have a lot of options for having a good time. Check out these top attractions:

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX

Those looking for a refreshing excursion should visit the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Spanning 66 acres, this attraction features several beautiful gardens, including the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, the Margaret Jonsson Color Garden, Nancu Rutchik Red Maple Rill, and about a dozen more. If all the exploring leaves you hungry, drop in on the top-notch dining spots in the Arboterum such as cafés, terraces, and tea rooms. You can even go on a picnic on the park’s well-manicured grounds.

Dinosaur Valley State Park
1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX

Explore the land that dinosaurs once roamed at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Trek across 20 miles of trails along the Paluxy River and you might just spot dinosaur tracks from over 100 million years ago. There are many other outdoor activities you can do here, including camping, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, and horseback riding. The best time to visit is in the fall when temperatures are milder.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood Street, Dallas, TX

This beloved museum houses over 5,000 years’ worth of art under one roof, making it the leading gallery in the city. Its collection includes priceless works by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, and Rodin. The museum also mounts exhibitions that showcase African and Asian art. It embraces areas where traditional expressions of art and other aesthetic forms intersect – for instance, the museum has recreated the room fashion legend Coco Chanel once lived in. The museum has also become a place for performance art, creative workshops, film screenings, concerts, and musical concerts.

Klyde Warren Park
Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX

The Klyde Warren Park sits at the center a freeway, making it an oasis in the middle of Dallas’s hectic urban landscape. Hence, it’s readily accessible to residents of uptown Dallas, who go here for an inexpensive but fun time. There’s a mini-amphitheater and storytelling tree where kids can enjoy and explore fantastical worlds. There’s also a game room to play chess or checkers in. Enjoy the Sunday Setlist, a free concert featuring talented Texas musicians. The park is also bordered by restaurants and food trucks, so you won’t need to go elsewhere to get great food.

Oliver Saddle Shop
1230, 3016 Plains Boulevard, Amarillo, TX

Visiting Oliver Saddle Shop is like traveling back in time to the Old West. Here you’ll find horse-riding gear that is still painstakingly handcrafted the way it was back in 1917 when the shop first opened. Real-life Texas cowboys continue to walk through its doors to order custom-made gear. Be sure to ask the shop attendants to take you round back to the workshop for a peek at the leather-working process.

Pecan Shed
1401 Midwestern Pkwy., Wichita Falls, TX

If you’re nuts for pecans, this is a must-see. The locally grown pecans go into a chewy, nutty homemade fudge which is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Other delectable treats include chocolate-covered pecans, pecan log rolls, praline pecans, toffee pecans, and good old-fashioned salted pecans. The shop also offers an array of tasty souvenirs that come in gift boxes, treat baskets, sampler trays, and more.

Castaway Cove
1000 Central Freeway E., Wichita Falls, TX

Looking to cool off? Visiting the Castaway Cove is just what you need. This adventure-themed water park is perfect for families and features a variety of fun water slides. Buccaneer Bay, for example, has a tropical theme and boasts a multi-level play area complete with body slides, water cannons, and a dumping bucket. Thrill-seeking visitors should definitely check out the Parrot’s Perch, which has the Cliffhanger, a ride that promises a “free fall” experience with its 40-foot drop. If you’d rather chill, plop yourself on a swim ring and float down Nellie’s Rolling River.

There truly is a world to discover in North Texas, which is why it’s one of the hottest real estate markets in the region. If you’d like to live here, let us assist you in finding the ideal home. Whether you’re looking for single-family homes, upscale condos, or even North Texas hunting land for sale, our team can make it happen. Give us a call at 254.433.2561 or e-mail jeffclarktexas(at)gmail(dotted)com today.